Garrison Trail boots
Voted by The Independent as one of the best pairs of men’s walking boots in 2021, the Bee Line and Timberland Garrison Trail Mid Hiker boot is known as being one of the best boots on the market for long hikes.
These colourful hiking shoes come with lace up fastenings that help the boots sculpt themselves to your foot shape, giving excellent hold so they won’t rub and create blisters. Gore-Tex technology helps provide waterproof protection, whilst their soles made from compression-molded EVA-blend foam make them some of the most comfortable boots for walking all day.
The Garrison Trail range includes several other styles of comfortable walking boots for both men and women.
The Garrison Trail Hiking Shoe offers less ankle support than the boot styles, but can be a more comfortable fit for hotter climates and where you may be walking for longer but over a more level surface.
At the same time, this style of footwear still offers the advantages of TimberGrip technology on the soles, giving similar levels of traction to help you avoid slipping.
The midsoles are made from the same EVA-blend foam, providing plenty of cushioning, and the ReBOTL™ fabric that makes up the upper part of the shoe helps fit the shoe to your own feet, and is even made from 50% recycled plastic.
The Garrison Trail range are ideal not just for anyone looking for a lightweight yet durable walking shoe for any season, but also consumers who are conscious about their carbon footprint.
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If a full sized hiking boot is too clumpy for you, yet a hiking shoe doesn’t offer quite enough support for the walking you’re interested in, low/mid hiker style walking boots can offer you a happy medium.
The Euro Swift Low Hiker for Women offers far more grip than just a regular trainer, yet its lightweight OrthoLite® footbed helps keep the shoe lighter on your feet than a full sized boot. This can be an advantage for anyone walking a longer distance, especially over flatter landscapes, as bigger, heavier footwear can make you tire more easily.
For men, hybrids of the full sized walking boot and walking shoes include styles such as the Splitrock Mid Hiker. Like the low hikers, this style of walking boot offers all the support of a standard walking boot, just with slightly less ankle support as the boot doesn’t rise as high up the leg.
The Splitrock Mid Hiker comes in four different colours and is made from sustainable leather, with a comfortable fabric lining, made even more luxurious by the padded collar that helps cushion the boot around your ankle.
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Now with some idea as to what type of footwear could be best for your walking needs, we’d advise looking at all of the options before making your purchase. You can easily explore our full range of walking boots for men and hiking boots for women on our website.